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There are several sexual jokes throughout the show, nothing too offensive.

Season two, episode 10 (Christmas) Meredith flashes Michael for about two seconds, then he runs away. Implying that she is drunk.

Season three, episode one ("Gay Witch Hunt"): Michael kisses Oscar in a conference room. This episode also has a LOT of gay humor.

The character, Oscar, turns out to be gay. There are some gay jokes and other stuff, but it is hardly ever mentioned.

Season three, episode 12 ("Ben Franklin"): a stripper is hired in a warehouse. Fully clothed, she sits on another person's lap, starts dancing a little bit, and then rips off her shirt to reveal her bra and midriff -- which can be seen for about four to five seconds. Not a very suggestive scene, and is meant to be humorous in an awkward way.

Michael fondles Jan's clothed breasts for about 10 seconds in the season three finale ("The Job").

Two characters come close to basically having a legal prostitution-like contract. No sexual action is shown.

Season four, episode 14 ("Goodbye, Toby") contains the only instance of a sex scene being shown and not implied. Still, this is brief with no nudity. We only see a bare back and shoulders.

Season six, episode 18 ("The Delivery, Part 2"): A married couple worries about whether or not their baby is breastfeeding correctly. A lactation consultant comes in and puts his hand up the wife's shirt to make sure nothing is wrong. This makes the husband uncomfortable since the consultant is a male. Mainly comedic.

In season seven, episode five ("Sex Ed"), Andy is a sexual education instructor. In the conference room, there are many lines of dialogue about STDs, impotence, and erections in this episode.

Season eight, episode 12 ("Pool Party"): three men prepare to skinny dip and their backsides are seen, although their buttocks are all blurred.

Season eight, episode 20 ("Angry Andy"): Andy fails to perform sexually and there is an entire office meeting discussing impotence. This includes references to "satisfaction" and ejaculation and is pretty explicit, even in comparison to Todd Packer episodes.

Season nine, episode eight ("The Target"): an instance of Dwight's entire naked body onscreen with his penis blurred out.

Season nine, episode 15 ("Moving On"): the F-word is about to be used with its sexual meaning but the character stops himself saying "you [two] were fuu-uuhhh ahhh!"

One male says "Let's talk about penis diseases, how about you." He points towards a female and she says "I don't have a penis, I have a vagina." Meant for laughs.

Although sexual references to oral or anal sex are never explicitly stated, and they are usually somewhat cryptic and subtle double-entendre references, there is one episode in which Michael explicitly talks about oral sex as having a "penis in your mouth." This is perhaps the most explicitly-stated crude content in the show.

Overall, while there is a lot of sexual content in this show, all nudity is suggested and covered by sensor techniques. Also, a lot of the sexual jokes are not supposed to be accepted, and often the characters are appalled at one character in particular's language.


The violence is usually only limited to fist fights and comedic accidents that involve non-graphic injury.

Season three, episode 18 ("Cocktails"): at a bar, Roy throws chairs and smashes glass in anger after having found out that her girlfriend was kissed by Jim. No blood or gore, but he later says, "I'm gonna kill Jim Halpert."

Season three, episode 19 ("The Negotiation"): Roy tries to charge at another man and beat him up, but Dwight is able to stop the incident with pepper spray. This is brief and there's no blood, but it's notable for being one of the only scenes in which the attempted violence is dramatic and not just played for laughs.

In season six, episode three ("Niagara"), most of the characters induce vomit by seeing someone else vomit, and they all vomit, and the camera close-ups on some of them.

Season seven, episode 17 ("Threat Level Midnight"): the office is shown a low-budget action film that Michael has finished making. In it, Michael's character shoots another character, and there's a mild amount of blood on that person's shirt. In another scene, a character played by Oscar is choked to death. This isn't very explicit or graphic, and the choking is meant to look low-budget for comedic effect.

Season nine, episode one ("New Guys"): Dwight keeps on wiping out trying to succeed at a tightrope activity. When quitting, a little bit of blood is seen coming out of his mouth.


"Bitch," "ass," "hell," "damn," and "bastard" are said sporadically. "God" is said often. "Fuck," "shit," "asshole," "goddamn," and other borderline TV-MA profanities are bleeped out.

In one episode, Michael constantly says Bitch, such as "Your going to be my Bitch!" or "WASSSUP BITCHES!"

In the episode "Michael Scott Paper Company" Michael says "Its Brittney bitch and i'm back bitch."


In a few of the episodes there are people drinking alcohol, sometimes getting drunk.

Season two, episode 20 ("Drug Testing"): the entire main plot is about a drug leaf being found in the Dunder Mifflin parking lot, and Dwight trying to find out who's responsible for doing the marijuana.

Meredith is known to be an alcoholic throughout the whole series. In certain episodes, her alcoholism is commented on more than others.

Most of the alcohol and drug use in this show is all for humor reasons.

It is heavily implied that creed is a drug addict/dealer.

The scene in which Roy charges at Jim may be a little frightening to some viewers until Dwight quickly stops it with pepper spray.

The series finale scene where Erin is reunited with her birth parents is pretty emotional.

Suggested MPAA Rating: PG-13 - for crude and sexual content, language and for some comic violent and drug content.

The show overall, is a hit or miss when it comes to sexual content, some episodes are totally tame and have no sexual content, while others have lots of sex talk and gay references.

Should be fine for 13+

Argentina:16 / Australia:G (one episode) / Australia:M (some episodes) / Australia:PG (some episodes) / Finland:K-18 (self applied) (DVD) (2006) / Netherlands:6 / New Zealand:M (season 3) / New Zealand:M (seasons 1-3) / Singapore:NC-16 / Singapore:M18 (season 3) (season 9) / Singapore:PG13 (season 8) / UK:12 (some episodes) / USA:TV-PG (Some episodes) / USA:TV-14 (some episodes)

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